Canadian gov’t scraps plan for interprovincial trucker jab mandate after Freedom Convoy protests


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet is shelving plans to introduce an interprovincial trucker COVID jab mandate. The decision follows the dispersal of the Canadian trucker-led Freedom Convoy that descended upon Ottawa in January to demand an end to virus dictates.

Once in the capital city, many of the truckers stayed put for nearly three weeks and did not leave until they were forcibly ousted by the police, who used the Emergencies Act (EA) as justification. Labeled by the prime minister a "fringe minority" with "unacceptable views," in reality the Freedom Convoy protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful.

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